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The United States Farm Subsidy Information

Total Subsidies, the United States, 2017

The United States Farm Subsidy Quick Facts

  • 69 percent of farms in United States did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.

Top programs in the United States, 2017:

Rank Program Number of Recipients
Subsidy Total
1Corn Subsidies481,223$5,187,445,097
2Wheat Subsidies429,161$2,643,120,995
3Conservation Reserve Program378,156$1,965,700,796
4Soybean Subsidies100,341$1,813,094,087
5Rice Subsidies24,388$813,004,601
6Cotton Subsidies1,196$665,422,897
7Disaster Payments86,804$661,245,821
8Peanut Subsidies19,961$572,616,086
9Sorghum Subsidies158,623$499,063,892
10Livestock Subsidies76,520$447,720,097
11Canola Subsidies9,363$113,228,241
12Sunflower Subsidies16,594$62,151,939
13Oat Subsidies137,211$34,798,853
14Barley Subsidies9,228$29,893,107
15Flax Subsidies4,111$10,639,275
16Tree Subsidies456$7,455,787
17Dry Pea Subsidies2,099$2,403,833
18Safflower Subsidies373$1,500,569
19Mustard Seed Subsidies160$1,023,718
20Dairy Program Subsidies106$369,686

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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